University of Illinois

University of Illinois

Woman who called 911 on Illini staffer describes scene

FRANKLIN — Marin Lowder felt like she was watching a "bad thriller movie."

She was driving right behind a pickup truck that was beside a sport utility vehicle on Interstate 74 in eastern Champaign County late Saturday afternoon when she saw something she had never seen before in real life.

The driver of the truck was pointing a gun at the SUV to his left.

C-U ranked No. 7 among 'college towns'

Better-educated than Bloomington, Ind. More diverse than Columbia, Mo. And easier to make ends meet than Lawrence, Kan.

If Champaign-Urbana ever goes looking for a new marketing slogan, there's plenty of good material in a report issued Monday by the American Institute for Economic Research.

With students gone, Campustown worth exploring

CHAMPAIGN — There's something strange about the streets of Campustown this week.

They're quiet. They're fairly empty. You can drive the speed limit without playing dodge-the-pedestrian.

With University of Illinois classes out until Dec. 2, most students left Friday for a week of holiday celebrating.

Pet Talk: Keep animals safe when winterizing house

Cold weather is here. It's time to winterize the car, pull out the space heaters and thwart invading rodents. For pet owners, however, these common seasonal activities should be approached with caution because of the potential for hazardous outcomes for pets.

Privately-owned housing also subject to inspection


In addition to fraternities and sororities, inspectors visit 15 privately-owned residences that fall under the certified housing rules, such as Bromley Hall, Illini Tower and Newman Hall.

Violations frequent at UI fraternities, sororities; repairs often delayed

City safety inspectors find hundreds of fire hazards and safety violations in fraternities and sororities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign each year, yet it can take months before some violations are corrected, inspection documents show.
Almost all of the 60 fraterniti

UI hosts symposium on hip hop, punk

URBANA — On Dec. 5-6, the University of Illinois will host the symposium "Hip Hop and Punk Feminisms" at the Asian American Cultural Center lounge, 1210 W. Nevada St., U.

State announces funding for UI, Parkland projects

The state  this week announced about $2 million of funding for University of Illinois and Parkland College construction projects.

The projects are part of the state's capital construction program, called Illinois Jobs Now!, signed by Gov. Pat Quinn in 2009. The projects will be managed by the Illinois Capital Development Board.

Illinois bands corner

The University of Illinois bands are a beloved institution in Champaign-Urbana. Here is what they are doing this weekend:


7 p.m.: Basketball Band at Illini women's game against Southern Illinois, State Farm Center


8 p.m.: Basketball Band at Illini men's game against Chicago State, State Farm Center

Nov. 27

2 with ties to UI get awards for ingenuity

WASHINGTON — Two men with connections to the University of Illinois were honored Tuesday with American Ingenuity Awards at the Smithsonian, along with eight others.